Starting the summary of the past season, the first item is the Cup & Plate competition.
14 of the possible 24 teams entered. After the initial (seeded) round, the seven winning teams progressed to the Cup, with the losing teams playing in the Plate.
The Cup teams were:
Sudbury, Manningtree A, Bury St Edmunds C, Saxmundham A, Bury St Edmunds A, Ipswich F and Ipswich D.
Ipswich D were given a bye and, unfortunately, all the other three matches were won by default. In the semi-finals, Bury St Edmunds C beat Sudbury, whilst Manningtree A beat Ipswich D.
The Final was held in Bury on 20 June. The only decisive game was on top board, when Bury St Edmunds’ Ed Player beat Manningtree’s Adam Taylor to give Bury C the Cup.
Meanwhile, in the Plate competition, Woodbridge received the bye. Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds B and D all progressed to the semi-finals. Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds B won their respective semis.
The Final was held in Felixstowe on 15 May, with Felixstowe convincingly beating Bury St Edmunds B 3½ – ½.
All Clubs are asked to submit their entries for the new season’s competition.